Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: March Teaser

Cases of the month Re A (Children) [2020] EWCA Civ 448 (25 March 2020) – Where there had been serious injuries to a child, and a judgment was sought by the police, Re C (A Minor) (Care Proceedings:... Read more

Confidentiality: where does the public interest lie?

Confidentiality and family proceedings Confidentiality is a term which crops up frequently in family law – of family, especially children, proceedings; of the extent to which couples financial and... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: March Teaser

Lancashire County Council v E & F [2020] EWHC 182 (Fam) (4 February 2020), Lieven J – Refusal to set aside Jehovah’s Witness elders witness summonses in relation to care proceedings. Claims to... Read more

Family Reporting: A black hole

Public concern about the operation of family courts is particularly acute at present. Whenever examples of poor practice come to light, as they have recently through an appellate judgment concerning... Read more

Courtly love: a bouquet of strangely romantic and erotic case law

‘The appellant is a lap dancer. I would not, of course, begin to know exactly what that involves. One can guess at it, but could not faithfully describe it. The judge tantalisingly tells us, at... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: February Teaser

Top cases JH v MF [2020] EWHC 86 (Fam) (22 January 2020), Russell J – Appeal against refusal by circuit judge of a domestic abuse order. Sent back to a High Court judge for further hearing. Severe... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: January Teaser

Top cases R v [G and H] Secretary of State for the Home Department (Disclosure of Asylum Records) [2019] EWHC 3147 (Fam) (18 November 2019), MacDonald J – Correct legal principles and procedure to... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: December Teaser

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Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: November Teaser

Top five cases NY (A Child) [2019] UKSC 49 (30 October 2019) – Court of Appeal upheld a judge’s order under the inherent jurisdiction of the court; but said Lord Wilson they should have considered... Read more

The tale of a transcript, and a triumph for transparency

Previously on this blog, we had tea at the Ritz (as in: justice is open to all, just like the…). It was quite a treat, finding out all about court fees and costs. The tea wasn’t bad either, with a... Read more

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